Police shut down Pasadena neighborhood in search for gunmen; Monterey Park approves term limits; former Rosemead councilman could face life sentence

News from around the West San Gabriel Valley:

Police shut down a Pasadena neighborhood in search for gunmen (NBC Southern California)Police cordoned off a Pasadena neighborhood Thursday afternoon after two suspects opened fire at officers and ran into a residential area. Deputies approached two men in a car around noon and at least one of the suspects shot at the officers before both fled on foot. No policemen were hurt. Residents could not enter the neighborhood between Orange Grove Avenue and the 210 Freeway, east of Wilson and west of North Hill avenues, until about 9 p.m.

Monterey Park approves term limits (EGP News)Monterey Park residents voted last Tuesday to limit the number of four-year terms for city elected officials — city council members, city treasurer, and city clerk — to two consecutive terms. Former council members are eligible to run again after a two-year hiatus.The measure passed by a wide margin, with 80 percent of the voters in favor of term limits.The results must still be certified by Monterey Park City Council.

Former Rosemead councilman could face 115 years in prison (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)A federal grand jury issued this week additional charges of extortion and witness tampering against former Rosemead City Councilman John Tran, who is accused of accepting bribes while serving on council. Tran faces a 115-year federal prison sentence if convicted. A developer gave Tran $10,000 while he was serving on city council to approve her project on Valley Boulevard in Rosemead. When Tran failed to fulfill his end of the bargain, she went to the FBI. 

South Pasadena burglar allegedly force fondles teenage boy (South Pasadena Patch)A man selling magazine subscriptions walked into a South Pasadena home on March 6 after a teenage boy answered the door. The suspect grabbed the 16-year-old boy's genitals, forcing the teenager to touch him in the same area as well. The boy in the house on Pasadena Avenue was able to close the door on the suspect. The man is described as African American, between 20-30 years old, 5 feet 10 inches, and about 200 pounds. He was wearing black plastic sunglasses, a black suit and a white dress shirt. Anyone with information is asked to call the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 403-7270.

Our news roundup includes stories from Alhambra, Monterey Park, San Gabriel, South Pasadena, Pasadena, El Sereno, San Marino, Rosemead, and Temple City.

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